Black Music Month

Celebrating the Impact of Black Musicians Throughout the Month of June

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 29: Inductee Janet Jackson attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City.

Janet Jackson is every sense of the word a cultural icon. After moving away from the shadows of her superstar brother Michael Jackson, she showed up and out in every way possible. The icon has 13 No.1 R&B singles, five Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hits, and five Grammys. Janet is known for using her platform to invoke change in gender and racial bias. She also normalized and uplifted women in the use of sexual proactive lyrics in her records which were accompanied by her elaborate stage performances. Coming from humble beginnings as the youngest of nine in the small Indiana town of Gary, she changed the game when leaving her imprint on the music industry and pop culture.